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Family Dinners Suck

So why do I keep insisting on them?

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WWhen I was a kid, my family ate meals together at the table, right up until my parents got the big D. I hated it. I was a very picky eater and didn’t trust that anything my mother served was edible, let alone tasty, and the table was often the combustion site of our many family tensions. My parents were stressed and no longer in love; we kids were antsy to get away and…

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Lindsay Hunter

Lindsay Hunter

Lindsay Hunter is the author of two story collections and two novels, most recently Eat Only When You’re Hungry. She lives in Chicago.

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